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International R&D Spillovers and Productivity Growth in the Agricultural Sector. A Panel Cointegration Approach

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  • Luciano Gutierrez

    (The University of Sassari)

  • Michele Gutierrez

    (The University of Sassari)

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This paper analyses, within the new growth theory framework and using panel cointegration techniques, the effect of agricultural international technological spillovers on total factor productivity growth for a sample of 47 countries during the period 1970-1992. The analysis shows that total factor productivity is strongly influenced by domestic as well as foreign public R&D spending in agricultural sector and geographical factors matters. Countries located in temperate zones benefit more than countries located in tropical zones from technological spillovers. Finally, the analysis shows that the rate of return to agricultural R&D spending is higher in tropical countries and this could justify new support and an even greater investment of funds for agricultural R&D for these countries.

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Date of creation: 10 Feb 2003
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Keywords: Technology spillover; agricultural productivity; panel cointegration.;

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  1. Roberto ESPOSTI, 2008. "Why Should Regional Agricultural Productivity Growth Converge? Evidence from Italian Regions," Working Papers 319, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
  2. Luh, Yir-Hueih & Chang, Ching-Cheng & Huang, Fung-Mey, 2008. "Efficiency change and productivity growth in agriculture: A comparative analysis for selected East Asian economies," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 312-324, August.
  3. Markus Eberhardt & Francis Teal, 2009. "A Common Factor Approach to Spatial Heterogeneity in Agricultural Productivity Analysis," CSAE Working Paper Series 2009-05, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  4. Luciano Gutierrez, 2005. "Tests for cointegration in panels with regime shifts," Econometrics 0505007, EconWPA.
  5. Andreas Exenberger & Andreas Pondorfer & Maik Wolters, 2014. "Estimating the impact of climate change on agricultural production: accounting for technology heterogeneity across countries," Kiel Working Papers 1920, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  6. Luh, Yir-Hueih & Chang, Ching-Cheng, 2004. "Efficiency Change And Productivity Growth In East Asian Agriculture," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20220, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  7. Gutierrez, Luciano, 2002. "Why is Agricultural Labour Productivity higher in some countries than others?," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 3(1), January.
  8. Luciano Gutierrez, 2003. "Common and idiosyncratic shocks to labor productivity across sectors and countries: Is climate relevant?," Macroeconomics 0311008, EconWPA.
  9. Markus Eberhardt & Dietrich Vollrath, 2014. "Agricultural Technology and Structural Change," CSAE Working Paper Series 2014-21, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  10. Drine, Imed, 2011. "Climate Variability and Agricultural Productivity in MENA region," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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